Morrison Creek Streamkeepers and Comox Valley Land Trust Recognized for Efforts to Protect Morrison Creek Headwaters
The Morrison Creek Headwaters is a wilderness oasis that provides habitat for a remarkable diversity of wildlife including wide-ranging carnivores, robust salmon runs and the endangered Morrison Creek Lamprey – a population found only in the Morrison Creek and no other place on earth.
Comox Strathcona Waste Management Unstaffed Recycling Depots in Courtenay and Campbell River Closing July 1, 2020
The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) unstaffed recycling depots located at Campbell River’s Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex and the Courtenay Country Market will close permanently this summer, effective July 1, 2020.
In the large, fenced, Community Garden, industrious workers have created the first two 20 x 20 foot plots to be used for garden planting. On Sunday, 7 excited amateur gardeners, under the able guidance of Xander the Green, dug in and filled the nutrient rich earth with hundreds of plants. A rudimentary watering system was set up and the fencing was secured so that wild foragers will be held at bay. This Victory Garden will be the talk of the hamlet when the produce starts rolling in.
In partnership with the Rotary Club of Courtenay, Lake Trail Community Education Society will be able to enhance its Community Garden programming.
Under normal circumstances, the Garden supports production of local foods for the 368 Lake Trail students who reside in the school’s catchment. Through LTCES, students receive a free, weekly nutritious meal which promotes garden-to-table literacy. Fresh produce from the garden also supports the school’s foods program.
“Going for a walk in nature can be key to maintaining good mental health,” said CVLT Executive Director Tim Ennis. “Right now is a great time to reflect upon and appreciate the hard work of the many local non-profit organizations pulling together with local government partners to protect key natural spaces in the Comox Valley.
Due to the increasing threat of the novel coronavirus on Vancouver Island, we are taking proactive steps to reduce the likelihood of its spread and have made the difficult decision to postpone the 3rd Annual Vancouver Island Symposium on Water Stewardship. We have concluded that this is the best course of action in order to keep attendees, presenters, guests, and our shared communities as safe as possible. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host an online lecture by Aaron Purdy from the Ocean Wise Research Institute. The lecture entitled “The Whales in Our Waters: Conservation Through Citizen Science” is on Sunday March 22, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00pm.
With climate change more and more in the news and on peoples’ minds, workshops are coming to the Comox Valley to help shift the conversation from doom and gloom to empowerment and action. On March 28th in Comox and on April 20th in Cumberland, the workshop “Reversing Global Warming: An Introduction to Drawdown” will be presented.
Third Annual Vancouver Island Symposium On Water Stewardship Will Highlight Climate Change Collaboration And Restoration
The two-day symposium features 7-panel presentations covering topics ranging from
collaboration on climate change issues to landscape-scale restoration initiatives to strategies for
reconnecting the infrastructure of our communities to the natural hydrology and ecology.